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Santa Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 30
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The young and young at heart can't resist sugar cookies decorated to resemble jolly old St. Nick!
Updated Nov 29, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon red cinnamon candies
  • 1/2 cup fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting (from 12-oz container)
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut or edible glitter
  • 1 roll (0.75 oz) chewy fruit snack in 3-foot rolls (any red flavor)
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in vanilla and egg. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. For each cookie, flatten ball into about 1 1/2-inch round with fingers; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press 2 chocolate chips into upper third of each dough round for eyes.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately press 1 cinnamon candy onto each cookie for nose. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Place frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; cut off small corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting along bottom edge of cookie and above cinnamon candy for beard. Lightly sprinkle coconut over frosting; gently press into frosting.
  • 5
    Cut fruit snack into 2-inch-long pieces. Cut each piece diagonally in half to make 2 triangles. With small amount of frosting, attach fruit snack triangle on each cookie for hat. Fold top corner of each triangle over; pipe frosting "tassle" on pointed end of each "hat."

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Let the kids decorate the cookies using an assortment of decorating candies and sprinkles.

Nutrition

90 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 12g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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